Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department, Juvenile Division’s, Internet Crimes Against Children Unit is seeking the public’s help to identify additional victims after arresting 28-year-old substitute teacher and assistant football coach, David Vernon Price, Jr. a resident of Carson. Price worked at schools in the Long Beach and Los Angeles areas.
On August 12, 2023, investigators arrested 28-year-old Price on the following charges:
1 count 288.3 (a) PC – Contact with Minor for Sexual Offense
1 count 288.2(a)(2) PC – Distribution or Showing Pornography to a Minor
1 count 311.11(a) PC Possession of Child or Youth Pornography
Price was booked under Booking No. 6658307 and has been released on $45,000 bail.
Investigators identified one minor victim within the City of Los Angeles. It is believed that there are additional victims.
Price is believed to target minor age females. He is described as a male, Black, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 6-feet-tall and weighs 228 pounds.
David Vernon Price Jr.
Juvenile Division detectives are overseeing the investigation and releasing the suspects booking photo because they believe the suspect is responsible for additional, unreported sexual assaults. Detectives are asking for anyone that was victimized by this suspect to immediately contact the LAPD. In addition, Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance for information regarding this crime.
Anyone with information that could lead to the identification of additional victims or witnesses is asked to contact LAPD’s Juvenile Division’s, Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, at (562) 624-4027. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.